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? >> we don't want to give it away. it's a cute one. >>> big news for michael jackson's immediate family. always big news from the jackson family. his teenage son is making another important move. and just wait until you hear what it's all about his sister just did. that's all coming up in "the skinny." >> we just had a guy on "entertainment tonight" doing his thing. jacksons are doing a lot of stuff. plus interesting news about janet coming out. so all kinds of jackson dirt this morning. so stick around. >>> but first that blizzard. by the end of the day, the chicago and detroit areas are going to get some snow from all of it. thankfully for travelers stranded in denver's airport, things are finally getting back to normal. >> dozens of flights at major mid western airports today have already been canceled. watches and warnings are posted in 19 states from oklahoma to maine. abc's meteorologist ginger zee begins our coverage. >> reporter: it's a textbook blizzard. smothering texas, oklahoma, kansas and missouri. look at this time lapse video. amarillo, disappearing in snow. >> see what i
to replace lisa jackson at the epa. mccarthy currently serves as assistant administrator for the epa office of air and radiation. the nuclear physicist ernest moniz meanwhile is reportedly the pick to head the energy department. a former undersecretary of energy under president clinton, moniz currently heads the energy initiative at mit the group food and water watch has started a petition against his potential bid, citing his support to the gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. virginia lawmakers have approved a new measure imposing strict requirements for photo id at the polls. the bill would force voters to produce government-issued documents such as a driver's license, passport or a voter-id card in order to cast their ballots. although republican governor bob mcdonnell is expected to sign the measure into law, the justice department will have to sign off on its adoption. the voting rights act mandates federal oversight of voting laws in states with a history of disenfranchising african- americans. the fbi has launched a probe of potential insider trading in t
on on the republican party. and then david jackson will be joining us from the white house to tell us why white house. >> reporter: s are all upset today -- why. >> reporter: s the republican party has found their savior. she's going to save them. >> on this tuesday other headlines making news, burger king had itself a whopper of a problem yesterday. the fast food chain's twitter account got hacked and made the company look like it had been bought by mcdonald's. then tweeted several obscene and ridiculous items before twitter suspended the account. mcdonald's tweeted it had emphasized with the competitor and assured the public it had nothing to do with the hacking. burger king has yet to release a statement. they're staying silent. >> it was pretty ridiculous. and i don't know how it went on for as long as it did. i mean it was a span of a couple of hours yesterday. i mean you would think that -- publications had time to write stories about the fact that mcdonald's -- that burger burger king's account had been hacked. so in the time it knock for that to happen, they couldn't get it to stop. >> hillar
'm kai jackson. >> plus, spring training opening day. the orioles are gearing up to take the field in florida. what adam jones is saying about this year's season. >> taking a live look outside, it is a wet and cold start to our weekend in this area. so, will conditions clear up at some point? we hope so. meteorologist tim williams has the answer in first warning weather forecast. >> eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. first, here's what people are talking about today. >>> major-league action against the pretennis johns hopkins hospital. millions of dollars in lawsuits filed by patients after their gynecologist is accused of secretly videotaping one of them. meghan mccorkell speaks to one of the patients who is suing. >> reporter: good morning, the first two lawsuits were filed against johns hopkins on friday and many more are expected to come. >> i cannot believe it. >> that's a violation. >> this is shocking. >> reporter: patient after patient of the d
. >>> well, this is a sad story. we learned today jesse jackson, jr. is being charged with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses. jackson allegedly conspired to spend $750,000 in campaign funds. sources tell politico those expenses are said to include a $43,000 rolex, home renovations, and fur coats, among other things. jackson issued a statement this afternoon saying he fully accepts responsibility for his mistakes. politico says prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of between 46 and 57 months, and he had a career ready to go. jackson's wife also pled guilty to one count of tax fraud. i guess this is all a plea bargain. we'll be right back. >>> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary, which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds bea
time. get ready. but first. ♪ >> the late king of pop, michael jackson's son started a new job last night. prince michael now 16 years old appeared on entertainment tonight where he is a special correspondent. he says he wants to become a well-rounded producer director screen writer and actor. just 16. >> this will end well. >> bill: isn't there some rule about child labor in hollywood? >> 16 you can work. >> it's just -- come on already. >> bill: go to college -- >> exactly. >> bill: i'm sure he got his job on merit as a reporter. and we know how these things work out when you take kids and shove them in front of the camera at young aims. >> another former obama advisor has taken a job as news consult important. david axelrod. >> bill: it's very clear if you want the bush retreads, you look at fox and if you want the obama retreads you look at msnbc. >> yeah. >> could we see a led zeppelin reunion next year? >> you are not going to be able to a full led zeppelin reunion. >> bill: no. >> robert plant said that jimmy paige and john paul jones are capricorns saying t
pickup trucks. gayle and charlie? >> manuel thanks. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife will be in court today in washington. they're expected to plead guilty to charges they spent more than $700,000 in campaign funds for personal use. jay levine of our chicago station cbs2 is in washington. jay, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning. court starts in 30 minutes and we're expected plea agreements signed by jackson and his wife sandy, once one of chicago's political premiere couples. now a troubled marriage with the former congressman wining and dining a washington restaurant hostess, but it also went to things like furs and jewelry, furniture and other personal items including tens of thousands of dollars worth of bruce lee, martin luther king jr., michael jackson and other celebrity memorabilia. even though his wife is labeled a coconspirator only the former congressman is charged with the actual conspiracy. jackson, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder considered and rejected an insanity defense before agreeing to th
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to congratulate the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee for her appointment as the ranking member of this subcommittee. we have had the opportunity to already work together previously and we have had some meetings before we started scheduling some of the hearings. we are looking forward to working together to strengthen our nation's borders. and i would also like to recognize the republican members of the committee. jeff duncan from south carolina. second term. he is a veteran of this subcommittee and second term in congress as well. we are looking forward to his service on the subcommittee and in the congress and i want to congratulate him as well as being selected as the chairman of the oversight committee chairman. steve palazzo from mississippi is with us. he is a c.p.a. united states marine. veteran of the persian gulf war and still is in the army national guard in mississippi. we appreciate his service to the country and congress and looking forward and he has interest in maritime issues. and congressman barletta who is here from pennsylvania. former business owner and entre
like to congratulate the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee for her appointment as ranking member of the subcommittee. we've had the opportunity to work together previously and we've had some meetings before we started scheduling that the hearings come the summer looking forward to working together to strengthen our nation's border. i'd also like to recognize the republican members of the committee with us. first of all, jeff duncan in south carolina, a veteran of the subcommittee and a second term in congress as well and were looking forward to seeing some of the committee in a sort they want to congratulate him as well as being selected on the chairman oversights that canadian homeland. excited to welcome him back. steve peluso from mississippi is with us. he's a cpa come united states marine, veteran of the persian gulf war and still is in the army national guard of mississippi, so we appreciate service to the country and congress and looking forward to interest and maritime issues in particular. congressmen barletta is here from pennsylvania, a former mayor a few thoughts in a
protection, but operates on federal land. the next hearing is scheduled for the week of may 15. david jackson has more on this in a live report on wpix5 at 11:00. >>> the time is running out, there are just four more days until massive budget cuts kick in. so far, congress and the president can't seem to make a deal. the cbs reporter, major garrett, on how all of us could soon feel the pinch. >> reporter: budget cuts could do real economic damage, but was candid about when people would notice. >> these impacts will not all be felt on day one. but rest assure the uncertainty is having an effect. companies are preparing layoff notices. families are preparing to cut back on expenses and the longer these cuts are in place, the bigger the impact will become. >> one republican governor, nikki hailey, of south carolina, said cutting federal spending without jeopardizing key services is so easy, even her two children could do it. >> how many more times are we going to have to deal with these issues over and over again because of the finger pointing and the blame game that keeps on happening in wa
jackson's years earlier. some accused clinton of marginalizing obama as the black candidate. let's watch. >> jesse jackson won south carolina twice in '84 and '88. and he ran a good campaign. and senator obama is running a good campaign. he is a good candidate. >> well, there you have it. let me ask you about a deeper question, not the cheap shots or the obvious analysis based on either sides point of view, david. you know this better than anybody. but the natural rivalry, the stuff that just happens because you have to be a rival. if barack obama is a transformational president, meaning he is the guy that did health care. he is the guy that has his successor elected, a democratic successor elected. he is the guy that starts a real era. can he win and the clintons not win? i mean -- can they both win, or is there a natural rivalry here between the two of them on history? >> well, there is a natural rivalry. but right now they're inextricably linked. i think that's what is interesting about this moment in history. for time really starting with the last campaign. bill clinton was needed by
texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i have always had such great respect for this distinguished body. the holder and interpreter of democracy. the institution that proudly protects the constitution that was written by those who saw in this land this bright and shining sun, from sea to shining sea, enormous opportunity for freedom. so many people came to this nation and they came in many different ways. we don't carry the way we came into the future as much as the fact that we are grateful of the opportunity that this nation has given us. the nation has been able to turn the tide on embracing democracy in its fullest because of the constitution and the laws because we adhere to the three branches of government. so although my ancestors came to this nation in bondage and lasted for hundreds of years, slavery that has its remnants continuously as we move throughout society. there are now laws that can ensure no matter how you came to this country, n
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you steer it toward iran? what a line-up we've got for you today. david jackson from "usa today" will be joining us later already at work at the white house. sheldon whitehouse, new senator from rhode island just re-elected, will be here in studio with us. and we're very excited. we have a lot of, you know, top flight politicians and analysts and political commentators. we've never had a sports celebrity in studio today. but he's here today. he is here today from the ravens. now wait a minute, i want to get my cheat sheet here. here it is. my cheat sheet. brendan ayanbadejo. >> you got it right! >> you got it, boss. >> bill: linebacker for the ravens going to be in. he raised a little dust last week when he said what we need is a gay jackie robinson in professional football so everybody can get over it. >> he's a super bowl champion. >> bill: absolutely. looking forward to that. he will be in with us in the studio as well. president obama says it is time to raise the minimum wage. guess what john boehner says. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> other stuff you ne
. >> his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp was shot to death. >> jesse jackson jr. will plead guilty for misusing campaign funds. >> this is nod an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >>> hundreds of people are stranded on a highway in north los angeles. >>> as pope benedict prepares to step down the buzz is blowing that an american could be next in line. >>> apple is the latest victim of cyber attacks with the same malware that hit twitter and facebook. >>> all that -- >> you want a cat fight? oh we have a cat fight. a pair of brooding bobcats. p>> -- and all that matters -- >> you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself. buy a shotgun. buy a shotgun. >> joe biden being joe biden. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> pizza shop owner is offering anyone who shows a shotgun or permit 15% off their order. i hate to break it to him, but every store has that discount. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is on assignment. president obama is warning about across-the-board budget cuts soon to kick in. he warns people will
. pistorius is due back in court on tuesday. >>> and former congressman jesse jackson jr. was charged on friday for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. he allegedly spent the money on a gold rolex watch, fur capes and michael jackson memorabilia, among other things. his wife, sandy, was charged separately with filing false tax returns. >>> and the construction of the boardwalk in seaside heights, new jersey. the boardwalk was the most famous of the several boardwalks destroyed by superstorm sandy. it's scheduled to open in time for summer. >>> and finally, college baseball season got under way on friday. and at least one umpire, he's a little rusty. the home plate ump in a game in florida takes a tumble. believe me, it happened. when trying to avoid a hit to a batsman as he heads to the base. >>> now, it's time for the weather. and we have ginger zee on camera for this. ginger? >> you want me to do a tumble? i can do that. let's go to boston. maybe you remember last weekend, i was knee-deep or waist-deep in snow there. now, new flakes starting to fly. and by tomorrow, this is tonight
, president clinton landed in hot water after he declared candidate obama's prior to that in jesse jackson. >> jesse jackson won south carolina twice in '84 and '88. senator obama is not a good campaign here. he's a good candidate. >> well, there you have it. let me ask you about a deeper question, not the cheap shots and the obvious analysis based on either side's point of view. and you know this better than anybody. the natural rivalry, the stuff that just happens because you have to be a rival. if barack obama is a transformational president, he's the guy that has the democratic successor elected. he's the guy that starts a real era? can he win and the clintons not win? or is there a natural rivalry here? >> well, there is a natural rivalry. but, right now, that i hey're inextricably linked. that's what's interesting about this moment in history for the first time, really, starting with the last campaign. bill clinton was needed by barack obama and clinton loves to be needed. that's what carries forward. i don't think that dynamic will change now. for both of them to establish what they
this was resolved a long time ago when andrew jackson was president. >> well, we can go back if we want to all the way back to george washington if we want to go far enough back. so we all know even before thomas jefferson and how we became a country. >> i have no idea what that guy is talking about. nullification became a thing of the past legally in 1833, which is why plenty of people are saying the move in alaska is unconstitutional and will never, ever be enforced. >>> remember this? >> we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks, and they brought us whole binders full of women. >> well, if you thought binders full of women left the scene with the rest of 2012, you didn't catch "jeopardy" yesterday. >> here are the categories for you. hugo awards for science fiction. 1990s music. world place names. funny things people say. a bunch of stuff. potpourri really. and a binder full of women. >> a binder full of women for $400. >> she's the
. end of story. liquid gold. eat like that guy you know. reverend jackson wrote he assumed responsibility and apologized. our hope his sincere apology will be well received. this is a storm. within time, storms pass over. jackson said his son is under tight supervision with bipolar disorder. >>> vice president joe biden will respond to questions from "parents" magazine reads during a live town hall this afternoon. >>> scott brown says he is considering a run for governor. he says he won't play coy and keeping his options open. >>> ben netanyahu is charged with too much fat in his budget. report says he spends $2700 of government money every year for ice cream. his office quickly canceled an agreement with a local ice cream parlor. >>> he virtually high-fived and charles maynor liked a page called big bootie freaks and another video of strangers being attacked. his response? "it was a mistake." >>> the story behind first lady michelle obama's bangs. here is what she told rachael ray. >> this is my mid-life crisis. i couldn't get a sports car. they wouldn't let me bungee jump
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as natalie jackson who is an attorney for the martin family. thank you for joining us. once again our deepest condolences to what happened to your son. tracey, let me start with you. what's it like on this first anniversary. what your and your family going through? >> today is actually a day of sorrow for me and my family. as today marks the one year anniversary that trayvon was taken away from us. but we as a family even though we're hurt we know that we must continue to move forward and try to pursue justice for trayvon. >> and we know, natalie, let me bring you into this conversation, that in april at some point they could rule, there cube court ruling saying the stand your ground law in florida applies in this case. could that possibly throw out the entire case, the criminal case against george zimmerman? >> yes, wolf that's exactly what would happen. in florida, if you win your stand your ground hearing then that means there's no criminal prosecution nor a chance for a civil, any civil remedy. >> you couldn't even separately go down the road and file a civil case against george zimmerma
's not settled. >> lisa jackson went to congress twice and said the e.p.a. does not know of any instance where the ground water has been affected. there are a lot of claims and lucrative lawsuits out there a lot of people looking to make money off of oil and gas saying the water is contaminated. no evidence yet. i think perhaps in this case, and i recognize that i use that phrase, the science is settled. cenk: let me ask you that one more time. >> the science is settled, it is happening out there. wells are being poll looted by methane, water is being contaminated. the spills from the trucks that they're taking the water away from the frack silent are definitely spilling. you've got water being dumped into rivers at the end of the process through the sewage systems. the science is settled that this is extremely dangerous and while dangerous, we must not do it. if it wasn't so dangerous i come back to why won't gas companies tell us what's in the -- why did they spend so much money fighting disclosure, why did they spend so much money getting exemptions prom the state water drinking act. cenk:
texas, ms. sheila jackson lee, as much time as she may consume. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman for vutch -- very much and thank him for convening this bold, historic special order. it's historic because it's led by the honorable john conyers, who has walked the historic steps that generated the actual passing of the voting rights act of 1965. i think it is appropriate to put on the record again as we've done often, that mr. conyers is the only elected firm, certainly member of the united states congress that can claim that they were endorsed by dr. martin luther king jr. i know that the honorable bobby scott and myself admire that and have benefited from the deep knowledge that john conyers has on these important issues. i would offer in my brief commentary this afternoon, to try to track the vitality of the voting rights act in a series of re-authorizations, that people can actually see that this is not legislation of whiners, this is not legislation that is not in love with america, does not believe in the freedom of america's values and choice and being able to vote unencumb
. and the military is. we have a long military tradition. for the jackson is the largest training base in the world. 50,000 recruits turned out every year. it means a lot. 140,000 jobs. $16 billion a year. it is 7:00 percent of our state's budget. melissa: it is huge. on top of that when we went around asking people what can they do to make up for the loss. oh, boeing is expanding their dreamliner plant. that is our big cushion here. thatill save a lot of jobs. i don't know if you heard there are problems with the dreamliner and boeing right now. seems like this is a just a cluster of bad luck. >> well, it is we're not at that point yet. we're still in this process. what we've goto do is make sure that we demand a different dynamic. now what we've got is people negotiating in private or both the left and the right shouting at each other through television cameras. we have to get the adults in a room and they have to in a transparent and accountable way make budget. we can't push the process along other ways, otherwise. until this happens it just won't work. melissa: what is your hope that will happ
, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more gripping, current. ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> don't you realize politicians always make extravagant promises? >> stephanie: uh-huh. it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. charlie pierce coming up next hour, representative peter welch of the great state of vermont the great and teeny state. >> he is the only representative of the state of vermont. >> stephanie: ah. >> there's only one, yeah! >> stephanie: jim is in a weird mood today. he is too happy. there is something wrong. he was singing it like that child. he was starting to sing and hum the theme song. >> ladies and gentlemen -- ♪ i'm walking on sunshine waaa ♪ >> stephanie: all right. jose in nebraska you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, stephanie how are you doing? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i enjoy your show and your crew, just watching you on tv and listening to you guys. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i have a citizen of this country for the last year. i
let you get out of here. i do want to ask you about jesse jackson, jr., over the misuse of campaign funds. what's next for jesse jackson, jr.? >> well, the next step would be to have the announcement from the justice department with some more specifics. my colleagues at "the sun-times" have reported that the deal may not include a deal over what kind of prison time to serve and he thought he might have done better with the judge. the next step was to find out the details and exactly what he pled to. we also need to know if his wife now former alderman sandy jackson will get caught up with some kind of charges pressed against her because she served as his campaign manager and drew a salary from his campaign fund and is suspending from that fund that is at issue here. >> lynn sweet, chicago sun sometimes and we'll check in with you later. in fact, jim, i want to ask you about that cover in particular. it would be the republican savior cover. we'll talk about that in just a few minutes here. >> and you're welcome for the plug. >>> coming up, as if "time" magazine needs it, right? you'v
-elect andrew jackson's wife died in december of 1828, her niece family assumed the role of first lady. >> paul goodman negatives washington had to say about andrew jackson, they loved family. negatives thate washington had to say about andrew jackson, they love at emily. she became his acting first lady. she entertained beautifully. she was polished. she knew exactly how to do the things. truck spill she was one of the ladies >> one of the women to serve as first lady. these and one of "first ladies: image and influence" begins on presidents' day. -- season one. >> he thought she was the smartest person he ever knew and he knew that she would tell him the truth. she was not going to sugarcoat. one of the tapes i absolutely love that came out was the one where she is analyzing his speech. he asked her to do it, but she was really tough on human. >> it started out nice. [laughter] >> mother always did start off nice. she "just, no, i think you should do..." he used to tell me your mother has the best judgment and you should always listen to your mother. he was devoted to american. >> remembering
former illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., for allegedly misusing hundreds of thousands in campaign funds for personal expenses. jackson is said to be accepting a plea deal. his wife, sandy, faces one count of tax fraud herself. >>> in today's "office politics," my conversation with bestselling author jonathan alter. the chicago native shares his memories of being a kid in the bleacher seats at cubs games. but first, i asked him about the president's first-term accomplishments and if he's lived up to the promise. >> he has lived up to a much bigger part of the promise than people recognize. he failed to move to some kind of transformational politics where we all looked beyond red and blue. that was never really that realistic. so anybody who thought that that was the essence of the promise was disappointed. but if you looked to the particulars of what he said in the campaign of 2008 that he would get done and what he's accomplished, his batting average is extraordinarily high. and i don't think that people quite recognize that. they focus on where he failed, didn't close guantanamo,
by the shifting of funds. in south carolina's second congressional district, the army base at fort jackson and columbia is expected to lose $75 million. the savannah river site will be forced to furlough hardworking employees, install critical -- and stall critical missions due to a possible $200 million cuts. both of these cuts will endanger our national security. the president and the senate have refused to negotiate until a possible solution until today. house republicans have voted twice to avoid sequestration. our nation has a spending problem, and we must address these issues before it is too late and our debt spirals out of control. the president should change course and begin working with both houses of congress to tackle the national debt which threatens american families. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. barrow: thank you, madam speaker. m
when jesse jackson had to hold his nose and go to damascus to beg for the release of an american pilot who had been shot down by the syrians. drones are clearly the wave of the future because they save american lives, but they're also effective for surveillance. they have far greater use than simply the kind of fighters we've used, and we actually also use them for domestic purposes. they were reportedly used in the case of the 5-year-old who was held in alabama. they have been used for weather. there are an estimated 8,000 drones, so although it's part of the most secret program, military program, we have, there are also other uses. >> which starts to frighten folks domestically. good thing with the outcome of that alabama case, but some folks think their civil liberties are about to be infringed upon at home. dan, i know from your reporting and the book you wrote, there was more debate within this administration about the transparency aspect of it than there was whether they would engage in a drone program. explain that. >> well, that's exactly right, and that comes up significantly
. charlie rangel, tom delay, jack abramhoff, jesse jackson, most recently. do you sense, as you do your work, that politicians ever -- there is ever a sense of remorse here or is it more i've got to be less -- i've got to be more crafty in how i do this going into my campaign? >> i think there's a sense of remorse when he got caught, but i think that -- to be fair i think they're put under tremendous pressure that to run a race right now, to run a senate race, you have to be willing to raise tens of millions of dollars. you have to be out there doing it all the time. to run a congressional race you start the moment after you're elected. they're under tremendous pressure to do this, and, therefore, they turn to the people with the money. i think that, you know, looking for public funding system where you have small -- we really put an emphasis on candidates who are in small donors is going to be the only solution to this. otherwise, they're going to keep finding themselves in this position. it has to be one of these situations where there are numerous members of congress out there who know th
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